Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Uninstall Firefox

Dennis Prager

In 31 years of broadcasting, and 40 years of writing, I have never advocated a boycott of a product.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, when the left attempted to destroy Chick-Fil-A for its owner's views on same-sex marriage, I suggested on my radio show that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, stand in front of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant while enjoying some Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In that way, I argued, he could show one of the great moral differences between the right and the left. Though Ben and Jerry are leftists, we conservatives do not believe that company owners' views should matter to consumers. We believe that products should speak for themselves. If the ice cream is good, despite whatever repugnance we might feel regarding the views of the makers of that ice cream, we will still purchase it.

The left does not see things that way. The left is out to crush individuals and companies with whom it differs. This is especially so today on the issue of same-sex marriage.

Perhaps the most dramatic example of this took place last week. The governing board of the widely used browser, Firefox, forced the company's CEO, Brendan Eich, to resign. The Firefox board had learned that in 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California. Proposition 8 amended the California Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In classic Communist fashion, gay rights organizations demanded that Eich publicly recant. When Eich did not, gay rights and other leftist organizations called for a boycott of Firefox. Firefox immediately forced Eich out.

All these years, the left, after coining the term "McCarthyism" in order to disparage the right, had fooled most people into believing that it is the right that suppresses liberty. The truth, of course, has been the opposite. Worldwide, with the exception of Nazi Germany (which was a uniquely race-based totalitarianism, neither left nor right -- while it rejected Marxist class-based struggle, it supported socialism ("Nazism" was short for National Socialism), every genocidal totalitarian regime of the 20th century was leftist. And domestically, too, the left has much less interest in liberty than in forcing people to act in accord with its values. A totalitarian streak is part of the left's DNA. How you think matters and what you do away outside of work matters: More than 20 states prohibit judges from being leaders in the Boy Scouts -- because the left deems the Boy Scouts homophobic.

During the McCarthy era, the left (and not only the left) screamed when people were falsely charged with supporting Stalin and Communism, one of the greatest evils in human history. But the left also screamed when people who really did aid and abet Stalin were dismissed from their jobs. In other words, for those on the left who celebrate Eich's ouster, it was evil to deprive a man who supported Stalin of a job, but it is right to fire a man who supports the man-woman definition of marriage. Such is the left's moral compass.

It is important to further note that gay employees at Firefox acknowledge that Eich never discriminated against gays, whether in employment, benefits or any other way. But that doesn't matter to the left because a totalitarian streak is part of the left's DNA.

As Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence Robert George warned on my radio show, today the left fires employees for opposition to same-sex marriage. Tomorrow it will fire employees who are pro-life ("anti-woman"). And next it will be employees who support Israel (an "apartheid state").

The reason to boycott Firefox is not that it is run by leftists. Nor is the reason to support the man-woman definition of marriage. It is solely in order to preserve liberty in the land of liberty. If Firefox doesn't recant and rehire Eich as CEO, McCarthyism will have returned far more pervasively and perniciously than in its first incarnation. The message the gay left (such as the Orwellian-named Human Rights Campaign) and the left in general wish to send is that Americans who are in positions of power at any company should be forced to resign if they hold a position that the left strongly opposes.

And right now that position is opposition to same-sex marriage.

Think about that. In the United States of America today, the belief that marriage should remain defined as the union of a man and woman is portrayed as so vile by the left that anyone who holds it is unfit for employment.

A handful of those on the gay (and straight) left have spoken out against the forced resignation of Eich. If their words are to mean anything, they must join in the call to boycott Firefox. Otherwise, their protestations are meaningless, made solely to preserve their moral credibility.

The battle over Firefox is the most important battle in America at this particular moment. If you use Firefox, uninstall it. Instead use Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or try Pale Moon for Windows, which is based on the Firefox engine and will import all of your bookmarks. For mobile devices, you can try Puffin.

America can have liberty or it can have Firefox. Right now, it cannot have both.



Race-Based Beating

Steven Utash, a 54-year-old Detroit tree trimmer, accidentally hit a boy with his truck. When he got out to check on the child, who had a broken leg, a dozen people immediately attacked Utash and beat him unconscious while robbing him of his wallet and phone. He's now in a medically induced coma, and his son says, “I am surprised that he is alive.” Utash is white and, according to witnesses, his attackers were black. Police haven't yet made any arrests, however. We're waiting on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to weigh in and for Barack Obama to hold a press conference to proclaim that, if he had a son, he would look like the assailants.

    Update: “Two Detroit teenagers were arrested Saturday in an attack on a suburban man who was brutally beaten by a mob after accidentally striking a boy with his pickup truck,” Fox News reports.



Krauthammer Nails Jeb Bush

Commentator Charles Krauthammer responded to Jeb Bush's outrageous assertion that coming to the U.S. illegally in order to provide for one's family is “an act of love” and shouldn't be punished quite so much. Krauthammer said, “I grant him the complete sincerity and honesty of his view, he's always had that kind of approach. But that's leading with your chin.

After all, I mean there are millions of people around the world equally compassionate about the future of their children who are waiting patiently and legally in line and who love their children no less, and yet there is supposed to be this special compassion for those who jump the fence and break the law.

Secondly, there's a question if it were just one person … or one family who jumped the fence, it wouldn't be a national issue, but it's 11 million, and then it becomes a national issue, an issue of sovereignty and the president has to make a statement that an elementary principle of sovereignty is we control who comes into the country.” Jeb Bush may want to think twice about any presidential bid.



Data Proves that Voter Fraud Is Rampant!

I no longer only suspect that Barack Obama stole the election… the more time passes, the more certain I become of it!

The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is set up to allow states to upload their voter rolls and voting records to a separate system and be able to crosscheck their registered voters with other states. The goal, obviously, is to find instances where the same individual is registered in multiple states, or even voted multiple times across the country.

North Carolina has recently come under lot of criticism for its voter ID requirement. Critics say that there is no “sizeable” evidence of voter fraud in North Carolina that could possibly warrant voter ID requirements. Well, this year’s findings from the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program prove that not only is Voter ID a good idea in North Carolina, but it is absolutely essential to protect the integrity of our elections!

The crosscheck revealed that in 2012, a whopping 35,750 people with the same first name, last name, and date of birth, were found to have voted in North Carolina AND another state. The preliminary findings suggest that there could be 35,750 cases of people voting twice (once in North Carolina, once in another state). Additionally, the program found that 81 people in North Carolina had cast ballots after their death.

In all, the Crosscheck Program recognized a total of 155,692 North Carolina voters whose first and last names, dates of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number matched those of voters registered in other states!

In North Carolina alone, not only is voter fraud happening, but the potential for even more fraud is so much higher! However, currently only 28 states are participating in this Interstate Crosscheck Program. That leaves another 22 states where we have absolutely no idea how much voter fraud is taking place. Not surprisingly, not a single Northeast state participated in the program.

Imagine the fraud and abuse we would find if participation in the Interstate Crosscheck Program was mandatory, rather than optional as it is now! Imagine the fraud and abuse we would find if states like California and New York were forced to actually check their voter rolls! Congress must mandate participation in this program before illegal voters are able to steal another election!

I say steal another election because there is no doubt in my mind that voter fraud contributed to Barack Obama’s wins in 2008 and 2012. This isn’t some tinfoil hat conspiracy, either…

Barack Obama won North Carolina by only 13,692 votes. That’s what it took to win back in 2008.

What part did voter fraud play in that? We’ll never know for sure. But what we do know is that four years later, up to 35,750 people illegally cast ballots in the election.  With over 155,000 people registered to vote in North Carolina AND other states, the potential for fraud is astronomical!

If you live in Illinois, there are potentially 211,023 registered voters who are also registered to vote in other states. With 7,292,639 registered voters in the state, that means that 2.8% of all Illinois registered voters are registered to vote in multiple states.

In Michigan, there are 164,837 potential duplicate voters (2.2% of all registered voters).

In Colorado, the program found 136,542 “residents” who were registered to vote in other states – a whopping 5.5% of all registered voters!

And in Arizona, where the Obama Administration has fought tooth and nail to stop the state from protecting the integrity of the vote, there are potentially 108,077 residents who are registered to vote in multiple states (3.4% of all registered voters).

This is what happens when 28 out of 50 states work together and compare their voter rolls to find duplicates. The program is literally finding hundreds of thousands of potential duplicate voters.

Not surprisingly, organizations on the Left are calling the Crosscheck Program “racist” because it is finding evidence supporting the need for voter ID requirements and stricter voter registration requirements.

If this widespread fraud and double voting is happening in traditionally Red states, what do you think the Crosscheck Program would find if it started combing through the voter rolls in states like California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania? The technology is there and most importantly, it doesn’t cost anything! Congress must force every state to participate in this program!

The North Carolina findings show that when every single vote counts in an election, when the difference between liberty and tyranny is determined by just a few thousand votes, you can rest assured knowing that there are people voting in multiple states which are tipping the balance.

How many times has this influenced an election? How many times have candidates been put into office by relying on illegal votes to edge past their opponent?

We must take every step possible to protect the integrity of the vote! Yes, that mean forcing registered voters to show photo ID on Election Day… but it also required us to shore up the voter registration process.

Submitting the voter rolls to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is a good first step in identifying whether someone is registered to vote in more than one state. However, almost half the states still haven’t uploaded their voter rolls and voter records to the program.

It doesn’t cost anything… these states just don’t want to know what the cross check would find!

Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act in 1993, and one of the law’s provisions calls for Congress to “ensure that accurate and current voter registration rolls are maintained.” We are at the point where the technology makes identifying voter fraud instantaneous, and yet 22 out of 50 states are allowed to ignore this technology and pretend that nothing is wrong.

Congress must honor its responsibility and make sure that EVERY state is checking for voter fraud and duplicate voter registrations. It only took 13,692 votes for Obama to win North Carolina and there could have been tens of thousands of people illegally casting North Carolina ballots! This is happening everywhere!


There is a  new  lot of postings by Chris Brand just up -- on his usual vastly "incorrect" themes of race, genes, IQ etc


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